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W. H. FOSTER, INC.


ALL
 ENGELHARD
 
is pleased to welcome visitors to our W. H. Foster Definitive Page. While our focus is clearly Engelhard, we recognize that many Engelhard bullion collectors also collect other bars and ingots. As such, we appreciate the opportunity to present additional collections and look forward to your thoughts and input!

The general consensus amongst our collector community is that W. H. Foster, Inc. was in operation from roughly 1968, until their name change to Lewis & Clark Mint, Inc. in 1972.  There is further evidence that suggests Hercules Picerne and Bob Naimy operated the W. H. Foster, Inc. coin shop and mail order business as early as 1964.  The earliest dated production pieces are the 1966 tokens which were given to customers depending on the size of their orders and it is speculated that these tokens were possibly produced by Northwest Historical Medals, Inc. given their Walla Walla, Washington location in the Paine Building was shared with W. H. Foster at the time.

Hercaimy Enterprises operated as a coin shop business from 1968 to 1970 in Walla Walla, Washington, independent from W. H. Foster.  Hercules Picerne and Bob Naimy cleverly created the name Hercaimy, derived from Hercules and Haimy.  Hercaimy Enterprises produced the Silver Eagles Nest series of collector pieces as well as smaller weight class ingots for the well recognized International Precious Metals ‘IPM’ company of Las Vegas, Nevada – not to be confused with the more modernly produced Intermountain Precious Metals ‘IPM’ examples that lack a serial number.  While the names Herc Picerne and Bob Naimy may be observed on the token rounds in denomination of $1.00 and $5.00, you’ll note the curious absence of this name reference on the .50c example as it was produced strictly as  W. H. Foster example.

There remains some mystery surrounding the poured examples, and the ‘eagle-over-ribbon’ Type 1 and Type 2 hallmarks.  The community often refers to them as Foster bars, but we currently do not have any substantive proof of such, and some collectors are even open to the theory  they may have been produced by Deak Perera.  Certainly a minority opinion, but still worth mentioning.  It is because of these mysteries that ALL ENGELHARD welcomes additional information regarding the examples presented on this page. 

Vintage ‘Type 1′ and ‘Type 2′ Ingots and Bars
Modern Rounds and Bars

Portrait Varieties:
EXAMPLEWEIGHT
CLASS
OBVERSEREVERSECOMMENTARYSAMPLE
SERIAL
NUMBERS
ESTIMATED
MINTAGE
1oz Type 1 Hallmark, Comstock Mines (reverse) copy1oz Type 1 Hallmark, Comstock Mines (obverse)1oz[Foster ‘Type 1′ Hallmark] [.999] [SILVER][COMSTOCK MINES] [CARSON CITY] [NEVADA]1oz class ‘Type 1′ hallmark ingot produced in 1968 by W. H. Foster, Inc.  The vast majority of these ingots seem to have been poured from the same or very similar casting moulds.  They exhibit a ‘ground-off’ pigtail on one side.  The’ Type 1′ hallmark can be found on either the narrower ‘obverse’ or the wider ‘reverse’ of the ingot.  

Both of these variations are photographically presented.  Three known examples are an extremely rare variation that demonstrate a more ‘square’ footprint, and a shallow trapezoid with no ground-off pigtail.
N/A<1,000
Screen Shot 2018-01-24 at 8.07.41 AM1oz[Foster ‘Type 2′ Hallmark] [.999] [SILVER] [1 OZ.][Deak Perera Triangle Hallmark] [DEAK] [Star Hallmark]1oz class ‘Type 2′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  It is extremely rare to find these ‘Type 2′ hallmark poured pieces in 1oz weight class.  At this time, there are at least two known ingots that demonstrate the ‘DEAK’ counterstamp on the reverse.N/A<25
Screen Shot 2018-02-26 at 12.51.24 PM1oz[Foster ‘Type 2′ Hallmark] [.999] [SILVER] [1 OZ.][Deak Perera Triangle Hallmark] [DEAK]1oz class ‘Type 2′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  Similar to our above example, though does not include the Star Hallmark on the reverse.  It is extremely rare to find these ‘Type 2′ hallmark poured pieces in 1oz weight class.  N/AINCLUDED IN <25 MINTAGE ABOVE
Screen Shot 2018-02-26 at 12.49.39 PM1oz[Foster ‘Type 2′ Hallmark] [.999] [SILVER] [1 OZ.][Deak Perera Triangle Hallmark] [Star Hallmark]1oz class ‘Type 2′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  Similar to our above examples, though does not include the ‘DEAK’ Hallmark on the reverse.  It is extremely rare to find these ‘Type 2′ hallmark poured pieces in 1oz weight class.  N/AINCLUDED IN <25 MINTAGE ABOVE
Screen Shot 2018-01-26 at 1.35.03 PM1oz[Foster ‘Type 1′ Hallmark] [.999] [SILVER]Flat Machined Finish1oz class ‘Type 1′ hallmark example produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  We believe this was a possible transitory or prototype piece.N/A<25
15171oz[Foster ‘Type 1′ Hallmark] [.999] [SILVER]Flat Machined FinishPressed 1oz class ‘Type 1′ hallmark bar produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  N/A<500
20180131_1702431oz[Foster ‘Type 1′ Hallmark] [.999] [SILVER] [COMSTOCK MINES] [CARSON CITY] [NEVADA]Flat Machined FinishPressed 1oz class ‘Type 1′ hallmark bar produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  Similar to our above example, but includes the Comstock Mines counterstamp.N/A<250
22401oz[Foster ‘Type 1′ Hallmark] [.999] [SILVER] [Deak Perera Diamond Hallmark][1 OZ]Pressed 1oz class ‘Type 1′ example produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  Similar to our above example, but includes the Deak Perera Diamond Hallmark on the obverse and weight class stamp on the reverse.Serial
Absent
<500
14951oz[Foster ‘Type 1′ Hallmark] [.999] [SILVER] [1]Flat Machined FinishPressed 1oz class ‘Type 1′ example produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  Similar to our above example, but includes weight class stamp.N/A<1,000
Screen-Shot-2018-01-19-at-11.11.04-AM1oz[Foster ‘Type 2′ Hallmark] [.999+] [SILVER] [1 OZ.]Flat Machined FinishPressed 1oz class ‘Type 2′ example produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  Some examples originally issued with assay certificate, pictured below.
1oz-cert
N/A<1,500
Screen Shot 2018-02-05 at 12.30.50 PM1oz[Foster ‘Type 1′ Hallmark] [.999] [SILVER][COMSTOCK MINES] [CARSON CITY] [NEVADA]1oz class ‘Type 1′ round produced by W. H. Foster, Inc. N/A<25
Screen Shot 2018-01-24 at 8.48.59 AM2.13oz[Foster ‘Type 1′ Hallmark] [.999] [SILVER]Cast Finish2.13oz class ‘Type 1′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  Odd-weight class ingots were assigned the ‘Type 1′ hallmark.  As production methods advanced, allowing exact weight pours, the ‘Type 2′ hallmark with weight class assignment was created.N/A<25
IMG_52983oz[Foster ‘Type 2′ Hallmark] [.999+] [SILVER] [3 OZ.]Cast Finish3oz class ‘Type 2′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.N/A<50
Screen Shot 2018-01-24 at 9.58.21 AM3oz[Foster ‘Type 2′ Hallmark] [.999+] [SILVER] [3 OZ.][DEAK]3oz class ‘Type 2′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  Demonstrates unique reverse variation with only a ‘DEAK’ stamping.N/A<25
unnamed3oz[Foster ‘Type 2′ Hallmark] [.999+] [SILVER] [3 OZ.][Deak Perera Triangle Hallmark]3oz class ‘Type 2′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  Includes only the Deak Perera triangle hallmark on the reverse.  Some ingots originally issued with assay certificate, pictured below.
unnamed-1
N/A<200
50863oz[Foster ‘Type 2′ Hallmark] [.999+] [SILVER] [3 OZ.][Star Hallmark] [Deak Perera Triangle Hallmark]3oz class ‘Type 2′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  Includes the star hallmark and Deak Perera triangle hallmark on the reverse.  One example sold via auction for $477.00 on November 24, 2017.N/A<500
20180212_1752033oz[Foster ‘Type 2′ Hallmark] [.999+] [SILVER] [3 OZ.][GREEN CO.] [Deak Perera Triangle Hallmark] [L.A. CAL]3oz class ‘Type 2′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  Very unique example that includes the Deak Perera triangle, ‘GREEN CO. L.A. CAL’ stamping on the reverse.  We believe such examples were originally issued in plastic bags with assay certificate, pictured below.
20180212_175120 20180212_17513020180212_175232
N/A<25
Screen Shot 2018-01-24 at 11.15.30 AM3oz[Foster ‘Type 2′ Hallmark] [.999+] [SILVER] [3 OZ.][GREEN CO.] [Deak Perera Triangle Hallmark] [L.A. CAL] [DEAK]3oz class ‘Type 2′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  Very unique example that includes the Deak Perera triangle, ‘GREEN CO. L.A. CAL’ stamping and ‘DEAK’  on the reverse.N/A<25
14913oz[Foster ‘Type 2′ Hallmark] [.999+] [SILVER] [3 OZ.] [3] [OZ][3 T OZ] [Deak Perera Triangle Hallmark] [999]3oz class ‘Type 2′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  Unique in that it includes weight class stampings on obverse and reverse, as well as purity and the Deak Perera triangle hallmark.N/A<25
Screen Shot 2018-01-26 at 10.47.55 AM3oz[.999+] [SILVER] [Deak Perera Triangle Hallmark] [3 OZ.]Cast Finish3oz class ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc. N/A<25
Screen Shot 2018-02-26 at 12.42.58 PM3oz[Foster ‘Type 1′ Hallmark] [.999] [SILVER] Flat Machined FinishPressed 3oz class ‘Type 1′ example produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.N/A<500
22413oz[Foster ‘Type 1′ Hallmark] [.999] [SILVER] [3]Flat Machined FinishPressed 3oz class ‘Type 1′ example produced by W. H. Foster, Inc. N/A<1,000
Screen Shot 2018-01-26 at 1.06.59 PM3.165oz[Foster ‘Type 1′ Hallmark] [.999] [SILVER] [92] [COMSTOCK MINES] [CARSON CITY] [NEVADA][3.165] [.CC] [COMSTOCK MINES] [CARSON CITY] [NEVADA]Unique and exceedingly rare 3.165oz Nevada-shaped ‘Type 1′ example produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.N/A<25
Screen Shot 2018-01-24 at 9.33.50 AM4.11oz[Foster ‘Type 1′ Hallmark] [.999] [SILVER]Cast Finish4.11oz class ‘Type 1′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  Odd-weight class ingots were assigned the ‘Type 1′ hallmark.  As production methods advanced, allowing exact weight pours, the ‘Type 2′ hallmark with weight class assignment was created.N/A<25
IMG_48304.57oz[Foster ‘Type 1′ Hallmark] [.999] [SILVER]Cast Finish4.11oz class ‘Type 1′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  Similar to our example, above.N/A<25
image14.88oz[Foster ‘Type 1′ Hallmark] [.999] [SILVER]Cast Finish4.88oz class ‘Type 1′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  Similar to our other examples, above.N/A<25
Screen Shot 2018-01-26 at 1.37.30 PM5oz[Foster ‘Type 2′ Hallmark] [.999+] [SILVER] [5 OZ.][Deak Perera Triangle Hallmark] [Star Hallmark]5oz class ‘Type 2′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  N/A<200
20180115_1514025oz[Foster ‘Type 2′ Hallmark] [.999+] [SILVER] [5 OZ.][Weight Class and Serial Number Assignment] [Deak Perera Triangle Hallmark]5oz class ‘Type 2′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  Exceedingly rare serial numbered 5oz class example.  We believe the serial prefix ‘5’ represents the weight class and the ‘113’ represents the serial number assignment.5-113<150
Screen Shot 2018-01-26 at 2.01.43 PM5oz[Foster ‘Type 2′ Hallmark] [.999+] [SILVER] [5 OZ.][GREEN CO.] [Deak Perera Triangle Hallmark] [L.A. CAL] 3oz class ‘Type 2′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  Very unique example that includes the Deak Perera triangle, ‘GREEN CO. L.A. CAL’ stamping on the reverse. N/A<25
Screen Shot 2018-01-24 at 8.40.38 AM5.14oz[Foster ‘Type 1′ Hallmark] [.999] [SILVER]Cast Finish5.14oz class ‘Type 1′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  These odd weight ‘Type 1′ hallmark ingots have proven very desirable in our current market.  Odd-weight class ingots were assigned the ‘Type 1′ hallmark.  As production methods advanced, allowing exact weight pours, the ‘Type 2′ hallmark with weight class assignment was created.N/A<50
Screen Shot 2018-01-24 at 11.31.06 AM5.21oz[Foster ‘Type 1′ Hallmark] [.999] [SILVER][5.21] [TROY OZ.] [999+ FINE]5.21oz class ‘Type 1′ hallmark circular ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc. N/A<25
Screen Shot 2018-01-24 at 10.55.33 AMScreen Shot 2018-01-24 at 10.11.39 AM8oz[Foster ‘Type 2′ Hallmark] [.999+] [SILVER] [8 OZ.][Deak Perera Triangle Hallmark]8oz class ‘Type 2′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  One example sold via auction for $3,000.00 on November 24, 2017.N/A<50
Screen Shot 2018-01-26 at 9.07.38 AM10oz[Foster ‘Type 1′ Hallmark] [.999] [SILVER] [10]Cast Finish10oz class ‘Type 1′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  N/A<100
Screen Shot 2018-01-24 at 10.50.10 AM10oz[Foster ‘Type 2′ Hallmark] [.999+] [SILVER] [10 OZ.][DEAK]10oz class ‘Type 2′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  This ingot demonstrates the ‘DEAK’ stamp but does not include the Deak Perera triangular hallmark or a serial number.N/A<25
Screen Shot 2018-06-07 at 9.39.28 AM10oz[Foster ‘Type 2′ Hallmark] [.999+] [SILVER] [10 OZ.][Deak Perera Triangle Hallmark] [Star Hallmark]10oz class ‘Type 2′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  Includes the star hallmark and Deak Perera triangle hallmark on the reverse.  N/A<200
Screen Shot 2018-06-07 at 9.34.59 AM10oz[Foster ‘Type 2′ Hallmark] [.999+] [SILVER] [10 OZ.][GREEN CO.] [Deak Perera Triangle Hallmark] [L.A. CAL] 10oz class ‘Type 2′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  Very unique example that includes the Deak Perera triangle, ‘GREEN CO. L.A. CAL’ stamping on the reverse. N/A<200
Screen Shot 2018-01-24 at 10.43.37 AM10oz[Foster ‘Type 2′ Hallmark] [.999+] [SILVER] [10 OZ.][Deak Perera Triangle Hallmark] [DEAK10oz class ‘Type 2′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  This ingot demonstrates the Deak Perera triangular hallmark and ‘DEAK’ but does not include a serial number.  N/A<200
Screen Shot 2018-06-07 at 10.47.38 AM10oz[Foster ‘Type 2′ Hallmark] [.999+] [SILVER] [10 OZ.][Deak Perera Triangle Hallmark] [DEAK] [Serial Number]10oz class ‘Type 2′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  Similar to our above example, though includes a serial number.  10-112<100
543Screen Shot 2018-01-24 at 10.25.53 AM10oz[Foster ‘Type 2′ Hallmark] [.999+] [SILVER] [10 OZ.][Star Hallmark] [Serial Number Assignment] [Deak Perera Triangle Hallmark]10oz class ‘Type 2′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  Ingot 386 demonstrates a unique picture-frame casting mould impression on the reverse, pictured.  Ingot 290 sold via auction for $1,400.00 on November 24, 2017.222
223
290
315
386
<500
Screen Shot 2018-01-26 at 10.24.53 AM10.40oz[Foster ‘Type 1′ Hallmark] [.999+] [SILVER]Cast Finish10.40oz class ‘Type 1′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  This example has the weight class [10.40 TROY OZ.] and purity [999+ FINE] stamped on the leading edges.  About five of these ingots were discovered in a small hoard that became available in 2016.  Known weight class in this variety include 9.88oz, 10.27oz and 10.40oz.N/A<200
Screen Shot 2018-01-26 at 11.07.44 AM11oz[Foster ‘Type 1′ Hallmark] [.999+] [SILVER]Cast Finish11oz class ‘Type 1′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  N/A<25
Screen Shot 2018-01-24 at 10.04.14 AM12oz[Foster ‘Type 2′ Hallmark] [.999+] [SILVER] [12 OZ.][Deak Perera Triangle Hallmark] [Weight Class and Serial Number Assignment]12oz class ‘Type 2′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  We believe the serial prefix ’12’ represents the weight class and the ‘102’ represents the serial number assignment.12-102<200
Screen Shot 2018-01-26 at 9.45.53 AM13.12oz[Foster ‘Type 1′ Hallmark] [.999] [SILVER]Cast Finish13.12oz class ‘Type 1′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  Casting mould appears to be unique to all other ingots listed.N/A

<50
Screen Shot 2018-01-26 at 3.35.50 PM15oz[999] [W. H. FOSTER INC.][999] [W. H. FOSTER INC.]15oz  class ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  One example sold via auction for $4,000.00 on November 24, 2017.N/A<25
Screen Shot 2018-01-26 at 3.21.48 PM16.106oz[999+ FINE SILVER] [16.106 TR. OZ.] [FOSTER CO.]Cast Finish16.106oz [Half Kilo] class ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.N/A<50
Screen Shot 2018-01-26 at 12.52.19 PM24.40oz[.999 + FINE] [Foster ‘Type 1′ Hallmark] [.999] [SILVER] [24.40]Cast Finish24.40oz class ‘Type 1′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  One example sold via auction for $3,830.00 on November 24, 2017.N/A<50
Screen Shot 2018-01-26 at 10.16.25 AM26.61oz[Foster ‘Type 1′ Hallmark] [.999] [SILVER]Cast Finish26.61oz class ‘Type 1′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  This example has the weight class [26.61 TROY OZ.] and purity [999+ FINE] stamped on the leading edges.  Very similar to our 9.88oz and 10.40oz ingots, above.  Example pictured was sourced from a small hoard that became available in 2016.N/A<50
Screen Shot 2018-01-26 at 1.27.48 PM31.75oz[999] [W. H. FOSTER INC.]Cast Finish31.75oz kilo-class  ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.N/A<100
Screen Shot 2018-01-26 at 9.20.21 AM31.79oz[PURE SILVER] [999] [W H FOSTER INC] [31.79 OZ]Cast Finish
31.79oz kilo-class  ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  This example has the serial number [9-69] stamped on the leading edge.9-69<100
Screen Shot 2018-01-26 at 1.47.36 PM50oz[999+ FINE SILVER] [50.000 TR. OZ.] [FOSTER CO.]Cast Finish50.00oz class ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc. N/A<200
Screen Shot 2018-01-26 at 9.41.24 AM50.67oz[50.67] [OZ. TROY] [999 FINE] [CC] [Foster ‘Type 1′ Hallmark] [.999] [SILVER][United Silver Corporation Counterstamp]50.67oz class ‘Type 1′ hallmark ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.  This ingot includes the ‘Continental Coin’ CC stamp on the obverse.N/A<25
Screen Shot 2018-01-26 at 1.44.43 PM50.96oz[999] [W. H. FOSTER INC.]Cast Finish50.96oz class ingot produced by W. H. Foster, Inc.N/A<50


Modern Rounds and Bars:
EXAMPLEOBVERSEREVERSECOMMENTARYESTIMATED
MINTAGE
Screen Shot 2018-01-19 at 9.09.16 AM copy[W. H. FOSTER, INC.] [Lady Justice Image] [“FOSTER IS FAIR”] [ROOM 210, BAKER BLDG.] [WALLA WALLA, WASH.][FACE VALUE] [50¢] [WHEN USED TO PURCHASE COINS FROM W. H. FOSTER, INC.] [MUST BE REDEEMED PRIOR TO DEC 31., 1970]Token round in 50¢ denomination, produced by W. H. Foster for use as credit in purchasing their coins.  These have a diameter of 1 5/16″ and were possibly produced of aluminum.  Note the absence of Herc Picerne and Bob Naimy references on the obverse – in contrast to the rounds presented below.<500
Screen Shot 2018-01-19 at 9.09.16 AM[W. H. FOSTER, INC.] [HERC PICERNE] [Lady Justice Image] [BOB NAIMY] [“FOSTER IS FAIR”] [ROOM 210, BAKER BLDG.] [WALLA WALLA, WASH.][FACE VALUE] [$1.00] [WHEN USED TO PURCHASE COINS FROM W. H. FOSTER, INC.] [MUST BE REDEEMED PRIOR TO DEC 31., 1968]Token round in $1.00 denomination, produced by W. H. Foster for use as credit in purchasing their coins.  These have a diameter of 1 5/16″ and were possibly produced of aluminum.<500
Screen Shot 2018-02-26 at 12.12.47 PM[W. H. FOSTER, INC.] [HERC PICERNE] [Lady Justice Image] [BOB NAIMY] [“FOSTER IS FAIR”] [ROOM 210, BAKER BLDG.] [WALLA WALLA, WASH.][FACE VALUE] [$1.00] [WHEN USED TO PURCHASE COINS FROM W. H. FOSTER, INC.] [MUST BE REDEEMED PRIOR TO DEC 31., 1966]Token round in $1.00 denomination, produced by W. H. Foster for use as credit in purchasing their coins.  These weigh 12.81 grams, have a diameter of 1 5/16″ and specific gravity testing suggested these were produced of brass.<250
Screen Shot 2018-02-26 at 12.08.33 PM[W. H. FOSTER, INC.] [HERC PICERNE] [Lady Justice Image] [BOB NAIMY] [“FOSTER IS FAIR”] [ROOM 210, BAKER BLDG.] [WALLA WALLA, WASH.][FACE VALUE] [$5.00] [WHEN USED TO PURCHASE COINS FROM W. H. FOSTER, INC.] [MUST BE REDEEMED PRIOR TO DEC 31., 1966]Token round in $5.00 denomination, produced by W. H. Foster for use as credit in purchasing their coins.  These weight 12.38 grams, have a diameter of 1 5/16″ and specific gravity testing suggested these were produced of bronze.<250
Screen Shot 2018-01-19 at 1.32.44 PM copy[QUARTER] [★] [IMAGE OF EAGLE] [★] [19] [SILVER EAGLE] [T.M.] [69][¼ OUNCE SILVER] [.999 FINE] [¼ SILVER EAGLE] [T.M.] [REDEEMABLE AT CURRENT SILVER MARKET VALUE AT SILVER EAGLE SALES, INC. ™ WALLA WALLA, WASH. EXCLUSIVE MANUFACTURERS & DISTRIBUTORS]¼ oz Silver Eagle produced as part of a ‘Silver Eagles Nest’ collector set, redeemable at Silver Eagle Sales, Inc. of Walla Walla, Washington. Originally issued in a black collector box, pictured below.

s-l1600
<10,000
2Screen Shot 2018-01-19 at 1.32.44 PM copy[QUARTER] [★] [IMAGE OF EAGLE] [★] [19] [SILVER EAGLE] [T.M.] [69][¼ OUNCE SILVER] [.999 FINE] [¼ SILVER EAGLE] [T.M.] [REDEEMABLE AT CURRENT MARKET VALUE AT HERCAIMY ENTERPRISES, WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON]¼oz Silver Eagle produced as part of a ‘Silver Eagles Nest’ collector set, redeemable at Hercaimy Enterprises of Walla Walla, Washington.  Originally issued in a black collector box, pictured in our above narrative for the 1969 ¼ oz Silver Eagle example.<10,000
Screen Shot 2018-01-19 at 1.43.52 PM copy[ONE HALF] [★] [IMAGE OF EAGLE] [1969] [★] [SILVER ★ EAGLE] [T.M.][½ OUNCE SILVER] [.999 FINE] [½ SILVER EAGLE[ ]T.M.] [REDEEMABLE AT CURRENT SILVER MARKET VALUE AT SILVER EAGLE SALES, INC. ™ WALLA WALLA, WASH. EXCLUSIVE MANUFACTURERS & DISTRIBUTORS]½ oz Silver Eagle produced as part of a ‘Silver Eagles Nest’ collector set, redeemable at Silver Eagle Sales, Inc. of Walla Walla, Washington. Originally issued in a black collector box, pictured  in our above narrative for the 1969 ¼ oz Silver Eagle example.<10,000
Screen Shot 2018-01-19 at 1.43.52 PM[ONE HALF] [★] [IMAGE OF EAGLE] [1969] [★] [SILVER ★ EAGLE] [T.M.][½ OUNCE SILVER] [.999 FINE] [½ SILVER EAGLE] [T.M.] [REDEEMABLE AT CURRENT MARKET VALUE AT HERCAIMY ENTERPRISES, WALLA WALLA, WASH.] ½oz Silver Eagle produced as part of a ‘Silver Eagles Nest’ collector set, redeemable at Hercaimy Enterprises of Walla Walla, Washington.  Originally issued in a black collector box, pictured in our above narrative for the 1969 ¼ oz Silver Eagle example.<10,000
118[★★★★] [IMAGE OF EAGLE] [★★★★] [1969] [★] [.999 FINE] [★] [ONE SILVER EAGLE] [T.M.][ONE OUNCE SILVER] [.999 FINE] [SILVER] [1] [EAGLE] [T.M.] [REDEEMABLE AT CURRENT SILVER MARKET VALUE AT SILVER EAGLE SALES, INC. ™ WALLA WALLA, WASH. EXCLUSIVE MANUFACTURERS & DISTRIBUTORS]1oz Silver Eagle produced as part of a ‘Silver Eagles Nest’ collector set, redeemable at Silver Eagle Sales, Inc. of Walla Walla, Washington.  Originally issued in a black collector box, pictured  in our above narrative for the 1969 ¼ oz Silver Eagle example.<10,000
577[★★★★] [IMAGE OF EAGLE] [★★★★] [1969] [★] [.999 FINE] [★] [ONE SILVER EAGLE] [T.M.][ONE OUNCE SILVER] [.999 FINE] [SILVER] [1] [EAGLE] [T.M.] [REDEEMABLE AT HERCAIMY ENTERPRISES, WALLA WALLA, WASH.]1oz Silver Eagle produced as part of a ‘Silver Eagles Nest’ collector set, redeemable at Hercaimy Enterprises of Walla Walla, Washington.  Originally issued in a black collector box, pictured in our above narrative for the 1969 ¼ oz Silver Eagle example.<10,000
3 Shot 2018-01-19 at 1.32.44 PM copy[★★] [TWO AND ONE-HALF] [★★] [IMAGE OF EAGLE] [1969] [SILVER ★ EAGLES] [T.M.][TWO AND ONE-HALF OUNCES SILVER] [.999 FINE] [2 ½ SILVER EAGLES] [T.M.] [REDEEMABLE AT CURRENT SILVER MARKET VALUE AT SILVER EAGLE SALES, INC. ™ WALLA WALLA, WASH. EXCLUSIVE MANUFACTURERS & DISTRIBUTORS]2½oz Silver Eagle produced as part of a ‘Silver Eagles Nest’ collector set, redeemable at Silver Eagle Sales, Inc. of Walla Walla, Washington. Originally issued in a black collector box, pictured  in our above narrative for the 1969 ¼ oz Silver Eagle example.<10,000
Screen Shot 2018-3301-19 at 1.32.44 PM copy[★★] [TWO AND ONE-HALF] [★★] [IMAGE OF EAGLE] [1969] [SILVER ★ EAGLES] [T.M.][TWO AND ONE-HALF OUNCES SILVER] [.999 FINE] [2 ½ SILVER EAGLES] [T.M.] [REDEEMABLE AT HERCAIMY ENTERPRISES, WALLA WALLA, WASH.]2½oz Silver Eagle produced as part of a ‘Silver Eagles Nest’ collector set, redeemable at Hercaimy Enterprises of Walla Walla, Washington.  Originally issued in a black collector box, pictured in our above narrative for the 1969 ¼ oz Silver Eagle example.<10,000
Screen Shot 2018-01-19 at 1.32.44 PM copy[★★★★★] [FIVE] [★★★★★] IMAGE OF EAGLE] [IN GOD WE TRUST] [SILVER EAGLES] [T.M.][5 OUNCES SILVER] [.999 FINE] [5 SILVER EAGLES] [T.M.] [REDEEMABLE AT CURRENT SILVER MARKET VALUE AT SILVER EAGLE SALES, INC. ™ WALLA WALLA, WASH. EXCLUSIVE MANUFACTURERS & DISTRIBUTORS]5oz Silver Eagle produced as part of a ‘Silver Eagles Nest’ collector set, redeemable at Silver Eagle Sales, Inc. of Walla Walla, Washington. Originally issued in a black collector box, pictured  in our above narrative for the 1969 ¼ oz Silver Eagle example.<10,000
sScreen Shot 2018-01-19 at 1.32.44 PM copy[★★★★★] [FIVE] [★★★★★] IMAGE OF EAGLE] [IN GOD WE TRUST] [SILVER EAGLES] [T.M.][5 OUNCES SILVER] [.999 FINE] [5 SILVER EAGLES] [T.M.] [REDEEMABLE AT HERCAIMY ENTERPRISES, WALLA WALLA, WASH.]5oz Silver Eagle produced as part of a ‘Silver Eagles Nest’ collector set, redeemable at Hercaimy Enterprises of Walla Walla, Washington.  Originally issued in a black collector box, pictured in our above narrative for the 1969 ¼ oz Silver Eagle example.<10,000
Screen Shot 2018-01-19 at 1.32.44 PM copy[★★★★] [TEN] [★★] [SILVER] [★★★★] [1969] [IMAGE OF EAGLE] [EAGLES] [T.M.][TEN OUNCES SILVER] [.999 FINE] [10 SILVER EAGLES] [T.M.]10oz Silver Eagle produced as part of a ‘Silver Eagles Nest’ collector set, redeemable at Silver Eagle Sales, Inc. of Walla Walla, Washington.  Originally issued in a black collector box, pictured in our above narrative for the 1969 ¼ oz Silver Eagle example.<10,000
Screen Shot 2018-01-19 at 1.32.44 PM[★★★★] [TEN] [★★] [SILVER] [★★★★] [1969] [IMAGE OF EAGLE] [EAGLES] [T.M.][TEN OUNCES SILVER] [.999 FINE] [10 SILVER EAGLES] [T.M.]10oz Silver Eagle produced as part of a ‘Silver Eagles Nest’ collector set, redeemable at Hercaimy Enterprises of Walla Walla, Washington.  Originally issued in a black collector box, pictured in our above narrative for the 1969 ¼ oz Silver Eagle example.<10,000
Screen Shot 2018-01-23 at 7.23.50 AM[DIST. BY FOSTER, INC., WALLA WALLA, WASH.][IMAGE OF MULE PULLING A PROSPECTOR CART] [DIST. BY FOSTER, INC., WALLA WALLA, WASH.]½oz silver bar produced in 1969 by Foster, Inc.<500
s-l1600-3[½oz.] [SILVER] [IMAGE OF AMERICAN FLAG] [.999 FINE] [1970][IMAGE OF PANNING PROSPECTOR AND MULE] [DIST. BY FOSTER, INC., WALLA WALLA, WASH.]½oz silver bar produced in 1970 by Foster, Inc.<500
1970 1oz[1oz.] [SILVER] [IMAGE OF BUFFALO] [.999 FINE] [1970][IMAGE OF PANNING PROSPECTOR AND MULE] [DIST. BY FOSTER, INC., WALLA WALLA, WASH.]1oz silver bar produced in 1970 by Foster, Inc.<1,000
576[1oz.] [SILVER] [IMAGE OF BUFFALO] [.999 FINE] [1970][IMAGE OF PANNING PROSPECTOR AND MULE] [DIST. BY FOSTER, INC., WALLA WALLA, WASH.]1oz silver bar produced in 1970 by Foster, Inc. in proof-like finish.<500
Screen Shot 2018-01-19 at 10.53.10 AM[★★★★] [IMAGE OF EAGLE] [★★★★] [1971] [★] [.999 FINE] [★] [ONE SILVER EAGLE] [T.M.][ONE OUNCE SILVER] [.999 FINE] [SILVER] [1] [EAGLE] [T.M.] [REDEEMABLE AT CURRENT SILVER MARKET VALUE]1oz silver bar produced in 1971 by Foster, Inc.<1,500
Screen Shot 2018-01-19 at 10.50.28 AM[★★★★] [IMAGE OF EAGLE] [★★★★] [1972] [★] [.999 FINE] [★] [ONE SILVER EAGLE] [T.M.][ONE OUNCE SILVER] [.999 FINE] [SILVER] [1] [EAGLE] [T.M.] [REDEEMABLE AT CURRENT SILVER MARKET VALUE]1oz silver bar produced in 1972 by Foster, Inc.<1,500
BAKER[3OZ.] [SILVER] [1869] [BAKER BOYER BANK LOGO] [THE BAKER BOYER NATIONAL BANK] [1969] [WALLA WALLA, WASH.[.999] [FINE] [COMMEMORATING 100 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY] [DISTRIBUTED BY W. H. FOSTER, INC.] [WALLA WALLA, WASH.]3oz silver bar produced in 1969 by Foster, Inc. for The Baker Boyer National Bank to commemorate their 100 year anniversary.<1,000
Screen Shot 2018-01-19 at 11.08.34 AM[IMAGE OF FORT LARNED] [1859] [1969] [FORT LARNED] [ON THE SANTA FE TRAIL] [A NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE][FIRST NATIONAL BANK & TRUST CO. LOGO] [IN LARNED, KANSAS] [1889] [IMAGE OF COVERED WAGON] [1969] [3 OZ.] [.999 FINE SILVER] [DIST. BY FOSTER, INC., WALLA WALLA, WASH.]3oz silver bar produced in 1969 for First National Bank & Trust Company to commemorate their 80 year anniversary and the 110 year anniversary of Fort Larned on the Sante Fe Trail.<1,000
515[.999] [FINE] [IMAGE OF COEUR D’ ALENE MINES CORPORATION] [COEUR D’ ALENE MINES CORP.] [3OZ] [WALLACE, IDAHO] [1968][DISTRIBUTED BY] [W. H. FOSTER, INC.] [WALLA WALLA, WASH.] [IMAGE OF LADY JUSTICE] [FOSTER IS FAIR]3oz silver bar produced in 1968 to recognize Coeur D’ Alene Mines Corporation of Wallace, Idaho.  Originally issued in a white collector case with certificate as part of a five bar set, two variety of which are pictured below.  Also pictured below is a photograph of the original advertising material published to promote these collector sets.
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514[.999] [FINE] [IMAGE OF CONSOLIDATED MINES CORPORATION] [CONSOLIDATED MINES CORP.] [WALLACE, IDAHO] [3OZ] [1968][DISTRIBUTED BY] [W. H. FOSTER, INC.] [WALLA WALLA, WASH.] [IMAGE OF LADY JUSTICE] [FOSTER IS FAIR]3oz silver bar produced in 1968 to recognize Consolidated Mines Corporation of Wallace, Idaho.  Originally issued in a white collector case as part of a five bar set, pictured  in our above narrative for the 1968 3oz Coeur D’ Alene Mines bar.<3,000
511[.999] [FINE] [IMAGE OF DMI LOGO] [3OZ] [DAY MINES, INC.] [WALLACE, IDAHO] [1968][DISTRIBUTED BY] [W. H. FOSTER, INC.] [WALLA WALLA, WASH.] [IMAGE OF LADY JUSTICE] [FOSTER IS FAIR]3oz silver bar produced in 1968 to recognize Day Mines, Inc. of Wallace, Idaho.  Originally issued in a white collector case as part of a five bar set, pictured  in our above narrative for the 1968 3oz Coeur D’ Alene Mines bar.<3,000
512[.999] [FINE] [IMAGE OF HECLA MINING LOGO] [3OZ] [WALLACE, IDAHO] [1968][DISTRIBUTED BY] [W. H. FOSTER, INC.] [WALLA WALLA, WASH.] [IMAGE OF LADY JUSTICE] [FOSTER IS FAIR]3oz silver bar produced in 1968 to recognize Hecla Mining Company of Wallace, Idaho.  Originally issued in a white collector case as part of a five bar set, pictured  in our above narrative for the 1968 3oz Coeur D’ Alene Mines bar.<3,000
513[.999] [FINE] [IMAGE OF SUNSHINE MINING COMPANY LOGO] [KELLOG, IDAHO] [3OZ] [1968][DISTRIBUTED BY] [W. H. FOSTER, INC.] [WALLA WALLA, WASH.] [IMAGE OF LADY JUSTICE] [FOSTER IS FAIR]3oz silver bar produced in 1968 to recognize Sunshine Mining Company of Kellogg, Idaho.  Originally issued in a white collector case as part of a five bar set, pictured  in our above narrative for the 1968 3oz Coeur D’ Alene Mines bar.<3,000
518[3OZ.] [SILVER] [IMAGE OF COEUR D’ ALENE MINES CORPORATION] [COEUR D’ ALENE MINES CORP.] [.999 FINE] [WALLACE, IDAHO] [1969][IMAGE OF MULE PULLING A PROSPECTOR CART] [DIST. BY FOSTER, INC., WALLA WALLA, WASH.]3oz silver bar produced in 1969 to recognize Coeur D’ Alene Mines Corporation of Wallace, Idaho.  Originally issued in a black collector case with certificate as part of a five bar set, two variety of which are pictured below.
idahos-west-silver-bar-set-foster_1_117dc522bd7d5497cc646bccc68a5900BLack Case
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520[3OZ.] [SILVER] [IMAGE OF CONSOLIDATED MINES CORPORATION] [CONSOLIDATED MINES CORP.] [WALLACE, IDAHO] [.999 FINE] [1969][IMAGE OF MULE PULLING A PROSPECTOR CART] [DIST. BY FOSTER, INC., WALLA WALLA, WASH.]3oz silver bar produced in 1969 to recognize Consolidated Mines Corporation of Wallace, Idaho.  Originally issued in a black collector case as part of a five bar set, pictured  in our above narrative for the 1969 3oz Coeur D’ Alene Mines bar.<2,000
517[3OZ.] [SILVER] [IMAGE OF DMI LOGO] [.999 FINE] [DAY MINES, INC.] [WALLACE, IDAHO] [1969][IMAGE OF MULE PULLING A PROSPECTOR CART] [DIST. BY FOSTER, INC., WALLA WALLA, WASH.]3oz silver bar produced in 1969 to recognize Day Mines, Inc. of Wallace, Idaho.  Originally issued in a black collector case as part of a five bar set, pictured  in our above narrative for the 1969 3oz Coeur D’ Alene Mines bar.<2,000
519[3OZ.] [SILVER] [IMAGE OF HECLA MINING LOGO] [WALLACE, IDAHO] [.999 FINE] [1969][IMAGE OF MULE PULLING A PROSPECTOR CART] [DIST. BY FOSTER, INC., WALLA WALLA, WASH.]3oz silver bar produced in 1969 to recognize Hecla Mining Company of Wallace, Idaho.  Originally issued in a black collector case as part of a five bar set, pictured  in our above narrative for the 1969 3oz Coeur D’ Alene Mines bar.<2,000
516[3OZ.] [SILVER] [IMAGE OF SUNSHINE MINING COMPANY LOGO] [KELLOG, IDAHO] [.999 FINE] [1969][IMAGE OF MULE PULLING A PROSPECTOR CART] [DIST. BY FOSTER, INC., WALLA WALLA, WASH.]3oz silver bar produced in 1969 to recognize Sunshine Mining Company of Kellogg, Idaho.  Originally issued in a black collector case as part of a five bar set, pictured  in our above narrative for the 1969 3oz Coeur D’ Alene Mines bar.<2,000
1970 CANYON SILVER MINES[3OZ.] [SILVER] [IMAGE OF CANYON SILVER MINES] [CANYON SILVER MINES] [.999 FINE] [WALLACE, IDAHO] [1970][IMAGE OF PANNING PROSPECTOR AND MULE] [DIST. BY FOSTER, INC., WALLA WALLA, WASH.]3oz silver bar produced in 1970 to recognize Canyon Silver Mines of Wallace, Idaho.  Originally issued in a red collector case as part of a five bar set, pictured below.
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DMI 1970[3OZ.] [SILVER] [IMAGE OF DMI LOGO] [.999 FINE] [DAY MINES, INC.] [WALLACE, IDAHO] [1970][IMAGE OF PANNING PROSPECTOR AND HIS MULE] [DIST. BY FOSTER, INC., WALLA WALLA, WASH.]3oz silver bar produced in 1970 to recognize Day Mines, Inc. of Wallace, Idaho.  Originally issued in a red collector case as part of a five bar set, pictured in our above narrative for the 1970 3oz Silver Canyon Mines bar.
<2,000
HECLA 1970[3OZ.] [SILVER] [WALLACE, IDAHO] [IMAGE OF HECLA MINING LOGO] [.999 FINE] [1970][IMAGE OF PANNING PROSPECTOR AND HIS MULE] [DIST. BY FOSTER, INC., WALLA WALLA, WASH.]3oz silver bar produced in 1970 to recognize Hecla Mining Company of Wallace, Idaho.  Originally issued in a red collector case as part of a five bar set, pictured in our above narrative for the 1970 3oz Silver Canyon Mines bar.
<2,000
LINCOLN 1970[3OZ.] [SILVER] [LINCOLN MINING COMPANY] [COEUR D’ ALENE IDAHO] [IMAGE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN] [.999 FINE] [1970][IMAGE OF PANNING PROSPECTOR AND HIS MULE] [DIST. BY FOSTER, INC., WALLA WALLA, WASH.]3oz silver bar produced in 1970 to recognize Lincoln Mining Company of Coeur D’ Alene, Idaho.  Originally issued in a red collector case as part of a five bar set, pictured in our above narrative for the 1970 3oz Silver Canyon Mines bar.
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SUNSHINE 1970[3OZ.] [SILVER] [IMAGE OF SUNSHINE MINING COMPANY LOGO] [KELLOG, IDAHO] [.999 FINE] [1970][IMAGE OF PANNING PROSPECTOR AND HIS MULE] [DIST. BY FOSTER, INC., WALLA WALLA, WASH.]3oz silver bar produced in 1970 to recognize Sunshine Mining Company of Kellogg, Idaho.  Originally issued in a red collector case as part of a five bar set, pictured in our above narrative for the 1970 3oz Silver Canyon Mines bar.

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Screen Shot 2018-01-19 at 10.59.05 AM[AMERICAN STATE BANK] [GREAT BEND, KANSAS] [1910] [IMAGE OF AMERICAN STATE BANK] [1970] [3 OZ.] [.999 FINE SILVER] [DIST. BY FOSTER, INC., WALLA WALLA, WASH.][BARTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY] [VARIED IMAGES OF THE SANTE FE TRAIL] [1970]3oz silver bar produced in 1970 by Foster, Inc. for The American State Bank to commemorate their 60 year anniversary and the Sante Fe Trail.<1,000

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